Situated in East Africa, Kenya rests in the magnificent Great Rift Valley. It boasts a diverse mix of African cultures and breathtaking natural landscapes teeming with wildlife including the famous Big Five. Fringed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, this captivating country offers visitors the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds. From the crystal-clear waters lapping palm-fringed white-sand beaches to the endless golden grasslands dotted with acacia trees, visitors can look forward to a variety of activities such as thrilling safaris, and excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Visit Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile; climb the majestic Mount Kenya; experience the world-renowned wildebeest migrations of the Maasai Mara Reserve, explore the fascinating streets of the capital of Nairobi; and soak up a quintessentially African sunset. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the Unesco- listed Lamu Old Town and visit an authentic Maasai village.

Tourist Information

Language – English (Official) and Kiswahili

Currency – Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Visa – required for some countries

Airports – Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Climate – Coastal areas are hotter, with a typically tropical climate, while higher elevation areas further inland are cooler. Seasonal variations in temperature are slight, but the warmest months are December to March

Best time to visit – The tropical coastal areas are very humid from April to June due to the seasonal rain. The lowlands are hot and mostly dry, while high lying areas have more seasonal variation. Due to its altitude, Nairobi is pleasant all year round.

Must visit – Amboseli National Park, Mara River (Masai Mara National Reserve), Nairobi National Park, Mount Kenya, Lake Nakuru.

Food – Nyama choma (barbecued meat), Ugali (maize meal porridge), Mandazi (fried dough ball), Kachumbari (spicy tomato relish), Tilapia (freshwater fish), Sukuma Wiki (Spinach-like leaf), Biryani (Spicy rice-based stew), Matoke (Cooked plantain).

Drinks – Tusker (local lager), Mnazi (naturally fermented palm wine).

Tipping – 10%


Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Wild Kenya

safari vehicle and lion cubs next to a waterhole

Kenya & Tanzania